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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

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  • Officials demand more information about proposed immigration detention center

    Officials demand more information about proposed immigration detention center
    Joliet City Councilman Jim McFarland wants to hear firsthand – and publicly – what Corrections Corp. of America plans to do if it builds an immigration detention center in Joliet. McFarland, who called for a public meeting to learn about...
  • Student activists pleased with Illinois DREAM Act passage

     
    When Illinois passed its own version of the DREAM Act in late May, a DePaul student group shared some of the credit in the successful lobbying effort....
  • Rhubarb patch: Will GOP presidential hopefuls fail to KO wobbly Obama?

     
    Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Wednesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to discuss the 2012 presidential race. To.....
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Did Obama have his chance to fix the economy?

     
    Today, I debate the 2012 presidential race with Jeff Berkowitz, a former business litigation lawyer and economics professor who hosts "Public Affairs," a cable interview show that focuses on Illinois politics. From Jeff, to Eric: In your Sunday column,...
  • Advocates ask for probe in McHenry traffic stops

    Immigrant advocates asked the federal government today to investigate findings that some McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies likely misclassified Hispanic drivers as white and under-reported the number of Hispanics they were stopping. The Illinois...
  • McHenry County sheriff's office denies racial profiling in traffic stops

    The McHenry County sheriff's office has acknowledged some deputies routinely labeled Hispanic drivers as white in their records of traffic stops, but departmental leaders deny officers profiled drivers by race. An internal inquiry was launched last...
  • Quinn marks group's 1,000th citizenship workshop

    Quinn marks group's 1,000th citizenship workshop
    Claudia Sanchez waited patiently in a crowded Arturo Velazquez Institute cafeteria Saturday to fill out her U.S. citizenship application, a process that Gov. Pat Quinn would personally guide her through as part of a ceremony to recognize that about 170,...
  • Immigration fees would increase by an average of 10% under new proposal

     
    Immigration fees would increase by an average of 10% under a proposal announced Wednesday by U.S. officials. Some of the fee increases would include applications to replace permanent resident cards, which would increase from $290 to $365; applications for...